Our fleet of Star-Ships

Award-winning, innovative and contemporary, our fleet of Star-Ships are far from ordinary

Cutting a stylish and chic figure along the some of the most iconic rivers of Europe, and the majestic Mekong in Southeast Asia, our fleet of award-winning Star-Ships combine comfort, and innovation with contemporary design and a wealth of amenities.

Our European Star-Ships sail the Danube, Rhine, Rhône and Douro rivers, and the brand-new Emerald Harmony Star-Ship has been custom-built to sail the Mekong River through Southeast Asia. All eight of our Star-Ship fleet honour the beauty of the beloved waterways they sail, our floating boutique hotels are certainly far from ordinary.

 

Europe and Asia's most stylish fleet

On board, attention to detail has been considered throughout every feature and flourish, providing unrivalled comfort, and the most luxurious and enjoyable of journeys for all of our guests. Whether you prefer to while away peaceful hours in your lovingly appointed suite or stateroom, or mingle with new found friends in the spacious and welcoming communal areas, every inch of our Star-Ships has been designed with your comfort and enjoyment in mind.
 
The stylish, contemporary décor of the fleet provides a wonderful setting for watching the beautiful river views pass by. From the illuminated atrium, to the crisp, clean linens in each of our suites and staterooms, to the centre point of our dining experience - Reflections Restaurant, it’s easy to see why our Star-Ships are award-winning. 
 
Our Star-Ships sailing the Danube, Rhine and Rhône are home to an indoor pool with floor-to-ceiling windows and a retractable roof. In the evenings the pool innovatively transforms into a cosy cinema.
 
During warmer months, the panoramic Sun Deck is the perfect spot to watch the world go by with your favourite drink in hand. On the Sun Deck of our Emerald Radiance sailing Portugal’s Douro River you will find a spa-style serenity pool and on Emerald Harmony the open-air pool is ideal for Asia’s exotic climate. 
 
At Emerald Cruises, we are dedicated to ensuring that every aspect of your stay on board our Star-Ships goes above and beyond your expectations. The wealth of amenities on board are complemented by our highly-trained, skilled and attentive crew, dedicated to ensuring your Emerald Cruises holiday is unforgettable.
 
 
 

What to expect on board our Star-Ships

  • Al fresco dining and BBQ area
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Dedicated Cruise Director
  • Evening cinema*
  • Fitness & Wellness Area
  • Hairdresser
  • Innovative indoor heated pool with retractable roof*
  • Spa-style Serenity Pool on the Emerald Radiance
  • Stylish staterooms and suites
  • Sun Deck with seating area, walking track, games area & putting green

On-Board Entertainment

With Emerald Cruises the journey is just as important as the destination. It’s about enjoying every moment and creating memories that will last a lifetime. That’s why we believe that entertainment is an integral part of your cruise experience.

To ensure there’s never a dull moment on board, our Cruise Directors oversee a fantastic range of entertainment activities for you to enjoy. From our ever-popular crew show and bar quizzes to local performances in a traditional style, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from.

Our crew members will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about our entertainment schedule and point you in the direction of the latest activities taking place on board. With so much to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choice. 

Horizon Bar & Lounge

The Horizon Bar & Lounge is the social heartbeat of our Star-Ships. Surprisingly spacious and exceedingly modern, this contemporary and comfortable haven is one of the most popular areas of our vessels day or night.
There's a fully stocked bar with attentive bartenders, help-yourself to a selection of coffees from out high-tech coffee-machine, or try one of our speciality teas, and take a seat in our plush and spacious sofas and chairs. In the day it's a place to catch up with new friends and unwind.

Each evening before dinner, your Cruise Director welcomes you to the Horizon Bar and Lounge for an informal yet fascinating talk on your forthcoming ports of call. With tips on what you'll see and things to look out for, this is an ideal opportunity to plan for the day ahead. When the evening arrives, we have a medley of entertainment planned especially for you.

After Dinner Entertainment

After another delicious dinner in our Reflections Restaurant, head up to the Horizon Bar and Lounge, where, on select nights we have local entertainment come on-board. Relax with your favourite cocktail and catch up with your new found friends.
 
On select evenings guests are invited to watch local performances in the traditional style. From a Bavarian band to Hungarian dancing, there's no finer way to celebrate the native culture than in the comfort of familiar surroundings.
 
The Horizon Bar & Lounge also plays host to challenging quizzes and our popular crew show. This jovial event happens at the end of every cruise after the Farewell Dinner.

Heated Pool & Cinema

Unlike any other on Europe's waters, our ships boast a heated pool* complete with retractable roof and bar which cleverly transforms into a cinema in the evening. *please note the Emerald Radiance does not have an indoor pool/cinema.

Make your way to the back of the ship where our indoor heated pool is situated. When the evening arrives this oasis of calm is transformed into a hub of entertainment.

Watch in awe as the floor rises through the pool's surface and a screen is lowered from above. In a matter of minutes the area is converted from a swimming pool into a cosy cinema where a selection of classic and contemporary films are shown throughout your cruise.

On selected evenings the cinema will play host to a variety of iconic concerts performed by some of the world's most significant musicians. Popular music, classical and jazz are just some of the genres you can expect to see on the big screen.
 
Our live music showcase is just another was to ensure you enjoy an unforgettable river cruise. We're always looking for exciting and unexpected ways to entertain our guests and we're sure that you will love our collection of fun and inspirational performances.
 

Cultural Shows & Entertainment

As the host on-board, our Cruise Directors strive to ensure there’s never a dull moment during an Emerald Waterways river cruise. With this in mind, a fantastic range of entertaining activities are available for you to enjoy.

Thanks to the unique design of our Star-Ships, we are able to host a unique event program throughout your cruise. In the Horizon Bar & Lounge, immerse yourself in ancient folklores, passed from one generation to another for hundreds of years, during an authentic show. Or, let the music of a nation sweep you off your feet as a local band takes to the floor in their traditional attire. Alternatively, catch that film you never got round to seeing during movie nights in the cinema.
Band performing on Cruise

Relax on our Sun Deck

The top deck of our Star-Ships boasts the Sun Deck*. A panoramic rooftop space, home to a walking track, putting green and games area, as well as deck chairs and sun-loungers, perfect for warmer climates.

Why not challenge your new-found companions to a spot of putting or noughts and crosses, accompanied by the sensational backdrop of each magnificent river bank village, town or city?

Feel the breeze as you navigate your way through the heart of Europe’s most spectacular towns and cities. Raise a toast with new friends and watch as areas of outstanding natural beauty pass by.

Those travelling on Emerald Radiance through Portugal’s Douro region, can look forward to doing so from the outdoor heated Serenity Pool, a truly indulgent way to experience some of the country’s highlights.
 
Our Star-Ships 
Emerald Dawn
The Emerald Dawn offers a comfortable and contemporary passage on the Danube, Rhine and Main Rivers, combining modern, tasteful decor in public areas and stylish yet comfortable suites and staterooms. With bright open-air spaces and spectacular river views the Emerald Dawn lets you enjoy all the beautiful panoramas as you gently float through some of the continent's most beautiful regions.
Emerald Destiny
The newest member of the Emerald Cruises Star-Ships fleet cruising on the Danube, Rhine and Main Rivers; Emerald Destiny is built to the same exceptional standards as her sisters - Emerald Star, Sky, Sun and Dawn. Innovitively designed and effortlessly welcoming, Emerald Destiny provides a stylish and comfortable passage along these timeless waterways.
Emerald Harmony
Embarking along one of Southeast Asia's most majestic rivers, luxury knows no bounds from the minute you step on-board, Emerald Harmony where you'll enjoy the finest contemporary, Asian-inspired interior design with the tranquil setting of our magnificent ship.
Emerald Liberté
Representing the next generation of river cruising, or Emerald Liberté Star-Ship is specially commissioned to sail the Rhône and Saône in France as part of our Sensations of Lyon & Provence river cruise. Mirroring the effortless beauty of the French countryside, cutting-edge amenities, authentic dining and a world-class level of service combine, providing endless opportunity to relax and enjoy every aspect of your Emerald Cruises river cruise.
Emerald Luna
Coming NEW in 2021, Emerald Luna will become the 6th Star-Ship to sail on the Rhine, Main, Danube & Moselle rivers. As with our other Star-Ships, Emerald Luna will set the standard in innovation and feature a wealth of contemporary design features on board. From a heated pool that seamlessly transforms into a cinema, to over ninety generously-sized suites and staterooms, Emerald Luna will have everything you'd expect from a world-class hotel.
Emerald Radiance
New in 2017, the Emerald Radiance is our most intimate ship to date purpose built to sail the Douro River. To take advantage of Portugal’s warm climate, the Sun Deck provides ample opportunity to sample the sun and gentle river breezes or if you fancy a plunge, the spa-style Serenity Pool is the perfect place to relax under the beautiful Iberian sky. 
Emerald Sky
Guiding you past some of Europe's most beautiful stretches of countryside and through some of the continent's most vibrant and enchanting cities. Emerald Sky ensures every minute of your holiday is exceptionally comfortable and enjoyable. From the sylish suites and staterooms to the contemporary, bright public spaces, every inch of Emerald Sky has been considered with you in mind. 
Emerald Star
The first of our chic Star-Ships to be built, Emerald Star has been an idyllic base for journeys along the Danube, Rhine and Main Rivers since 2014. With bright and contemporary public spaces complementing stylish suites and staterooms, Emerald Star provides a welcome home-from-home when journeying through some of Europe's most beautiful regions. 
Emerald Sun
Providing luxurious passage across the beautiful rivers Rhine, Main and Danube, Emerald Sun offers all the comforts of homes as well as exceptional dining options and an array of incredible extras. Chic, contemporary and stylish throughout; Emerald Sun boasts sophisticated social spaces and comfortable suites and staterooms.